THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION FILES AN AMICUS BRIEF IN CARPENTER V. JAMESIN SUPPORT OF CORPORATE AND CORPORATE INTERESTS IN LGBTQ+ INCLUSION:”The law is clear – discrimination based on sexual orientation is against the law and religious objections are no excuse for denying equal access to goods and services under a neutral and generally applicable law on public housing like the one in New York” mentioned HRC Litigation Director Cynthia Cheng-Wun Weaver (her). “This amicus brief adds to the chorus of companies who have pointed out, before this tribunal and others, that discrimination against same-sex couples is not only wrongful and illegal, it also affects companies and their results. More HRCs.
ANTI-TRAN LAWS MAKE EVERYONE LESS SAFE: As anti-LGBTQ+ lawmakers continue to pass anti-trans laws, resources are needlessly diverted to targeting trans youth and their families, inevitably causing harm to everyone. By focusing on criminalizing medical providers and parents who affirm the gender identity of trans children, anti-LGBTQ+ lawmakers ignore the real issues that harm the communities they are charged with protecting. More than the washington post.
BIDEN WARNS OF “RISING HATE AND VIOLENCE” AGAINST LGBTQ+ PEOPLE: On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, President Biden condemned the recent upsurge in anti-LGBTQ+ attacks across the country. He said “hate legislative attacks on members of our own LGBTQI+ community cannot be tolerated in America or anywhere else…Hate is hate – and we all have a responsibility to speak out against hate wherever we find it” . More than BNC News.
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE RECOGNIZES A HISTORY MOMENT IN HER FIRST BRIEFING: “I AM A BLACK, GAY, IMMIGRANT WOMAN, THE FIRST OF THREE”: More than Initiated.
COMMENT: ERASED, SEXUALIZED AND SHAMED – WHY I WILL NEVER LET BIPHOBIC COMMENTS STOP ME FROM BEING PROUD AGAIN: More than GAYTIMES.
PODCAST: THIS FORGOTTEN PRISON FOR WOMEN HELPED CEMENT GREENWICH VILLAGE’S QUEER IDENTITY: More than NPR.
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HRC CONDEMNS GOVERNOR MCMASTER FOR SIGNING SOUTH CAROLINA’S ANTI-TRANSGENDER SPORTS BAN INTO LAW: “Transgender people have competed in school athletics without incident for decades, and this issue is simply fabricated to distract and further divide us. This bill is not about fairness for women, it is about attacking a marginalized group that already bears the brunt of discrimination. History will remember Governor McMaster’s disregard for compassion, humanity and basic human rights. mentioned Cathryn Oakley, HRC State Legislative Director and Senior Counsel (@CthrynOklyshe she). More HRCs.
HRC CELEBRATES CHERI BEASLEY’S PRIMARY VICTORY IN NORTH CAROLINA: More than HRC.